r5gordini wrote:but I'm unhappy about the current state of the distributor drive. So now I'm on the hunt for one. Does anyone have one in good condition?? I'll post a Wanted ad...
Andrew........ I am very surprised to see that amount of "damage" on that part, I suspect it was not done by you if you were using the self tapping screw method. It really looks as if someone has replaced the seal before and used a screwdriver to pries out the old seal ..... the score across the original seal bearing "ring" shows that.
What you can do, of course, is set the seal further into its housing by say, 1 mm or less, and this will give the seal a new undamaged area to run on. Again I have seen this suggested in another manual. What I would do is find a washer which has a diameter just a bit smaller than the seal, and place it behind the distributor housing before tightening up the two screws. This will set the seal back by the thickness of the washer. But once the seal is seated set back a bit, REMOVE the washer, and re assemble. I am sure the seal housing will be happy with the seal set back a bit.
I have checked with Renault as they have access to the UK and France lists over here, but I am informed they cannot supply. Simon Auto looks as if they can supply a good second hand one as they state " Ask Price ", which usually means they can supply a S/H one.
The Part No. for this is 011204.
I hope this helps.
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